[NL20-NL50] NL 25 T9 bluff on the turn

    • hov100
      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 57
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T, 9.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, BB calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2) 8, 4, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BB calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.6) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.18, Hero raises to $7.00,

      BB is 17/12/1 on 40 hands

      I put him on a small pair 33,55,66,77; 99 and TT are less likely; and I thought he's gonna bet/fold them on the turn

      Is this a good spot for a checkraise or should I refrain from bluffing on this limit?
  • 2 replies
    • Anger86
      Joined: 17.08.2008 Posts: 511
      Hi hov100,

      Interesting hand. Now I'm thinking,
      what would I do with a small pair, 4x, 8x, here, if I was on a BB.
      I could think that you would mostly choose other lines if you had a hand here,
      if I wasn't floating very much here.
      This hand looks like a bluff, just because, I think, you would 2nd barrel with over-pairs, 8x, 4x.
      So these hands are almost never here.
      I don't know, maybe you are mixing-up your game here with strong hands also,
      but I would play like this (strong hands) if BB was floating a lot.

      Just give it up. C-bet makes a good work, too. Opponent's will fold more than 50% on a paired flops.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think it is not bad idea to turn your hand into bluff that spot
      He should b/f all of his high hands and I think even pp-s is really hard b/c to your turn c/r
      So mixing it up in your game is fine play